Health Benefits of Lobster

If you are looking for a healthy alternative among sea animals then there is nothing more healthy and tasty as lobsters. Lobster is a marine crustacean which belong to Arhtrophoda. All member of Homoridae family has five jointed leg with the first pair of leg terminated into claws. There are many varieties of lobsters. The size ranging from a few centimeters to over 1m. They have cylindrical or flattened bodies with prominent tail. The abdomen of lobster consist of 6 movable segments and a terminal fan. They also have stalked and movable eyes. Family of homoridae is also known by a pair of long and cylindrical antennae. Lobster are garbageman of the sea, they live as scavenger and predator of the small shellfish.

Lobsters are found in all oceans. They live on rocky, sandy, or muddy bottoms from the shoreline to beyond the edge of the continental shelf. They generally live singly in crevices or in burrows under rocks. Lobsters are omnivores and typically eat live prey such as fish, mollusks, other crustaceans, worms, and some plant life.

Lobster is a rich source of copper and selenium and also contains zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin E and a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Lobster does contain cholesterol. However, recent studies have suggested that the cholesterol content in foods does not necessarily increase harmful cholesterol in the body and that saturated fat intake is more directly related to an increase in harmful cholesterol levels.

Benefits:

  • Regular consumption of lobster can lower the risk of carduivascular disease.
  • The DHA, EPA and protein which contain in lobster can affect to blood pressure, resting heart rate and trygliceride level.
  • The omega inside lobster can reduce inflammation and joint tenderness which are symptom of inflammatory arthritis.
  • Consumption of lobster which contain DHA and EPA , can reduce the risk of macular degeneration especially in older people by 51%.
  • Lobster is high in omega 3 which is important to maintain neurological structure and function.
  • Consuming at least two servings of lobster in a week can reduce the risk of presbycusis.
  • Lobster rich in calcium and some amount of Vitamin D which support absorption of calcium and to keep strong bone, prevent osteoporosis.
  • Lobster contain iodine which is the key constituent of thyroid hormone function.
  • It has been proven that lobster also contain high amount of selenium which is vital to maintain and strengthen immune system.
  • Lobster is also great for skin health and beauty, because it contents vitamin E and vitamin A, that works actively to help keep your skin smooth and soft.

Caveats:

  • If you are already suffering from high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues, or any other health condition, lobster might not be the ideal source of these nutrients and minerals.
  • The main cause of allergy is the protein which contained in lobster muscles, called tropomyosin. When it enter the body, it will trigger the histamin production and rise the symptom of allergy within minutes.
  • Symptom of allergy may include abdominal pain, tingling in mouth, skin reactions, swelling, dizziness or fainting.

Nutritional Information:

Calories

Cholesterol

Protein

Copper

Selenium

Water

Lobster, Raw (100g)

90

95 mg

18.8 g

1.7 mg

41.4 mcg

76.7 g

 

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